Slidell resident gets grant to put opioid overdose medicine in schools

The Advocate - Covington Police Chief Tim Lentz calls Narcan a miracle drug in the fight against opioid overdose deaths.

"It immediately reverses the effect of the drugs," Lentz said. "Usually within minutes, they (a drug user) are conscious and talking."

Lentz is such a believer that he has equipped all his officers with the drug, which is delivered via a nasal spray.